Course Descriptions

BIOL 36700 Principles of Development

Session Offered:

Spring Credit 2.0

Prerequisites:

BIOL 23100 or 27000 and 24100 or 28000.  Restriction until open registration:  Must be enrolled in one of the following programs:  BIOLOGY EDUCATION-BS or BIOLOGY-BS

Description:

This course deals with the process by which the genes in the fertilized egg control cell behavior in the embryo and so determine the nature of the animal or plant.  The emphasis is on early development and the laying down of body plan and organ systems in various model systems (Drosophila, nematode, Arabidopsis, zebra fish, mouse, chick, and frog). 

Instructor(s):
YUK FAI LEUNG
DONNA FEKETE

E-mail:
yfleung@purdue.edu
dfekete@purdue.edu

Textbook(s):

 

Text:  Principles of Developmental Biology
Year/Edition:
ISBN:  0-393-97430-8
Author(s):  Fred P. Wilt & Sarah Hake
Publisher:  W.W. Norton & Company, Ltd.

Grading:

Grading will be based on the following:

1) Homework and quizzes: 10 homework/ short in class tests >60 points; 2) Exams: three mid-term and one final exam >300 points; 3) 12 Laboratory reports >96 points; 4) Presentation: one student presentation in laboratory >36 points. 5) Discussion/ essay: one laboratory discussion/ essay > 8 points. Total of 500 points. Final grades:  A: 85-100%; B: 75-84%; C: 65-74%; D: 55-64%; F: Below 54%.



Course Format:

For this offering of BIOL 36600 you must enroll in one of the following schedule types, Lec and Lab. 

CRN

Sec

Type

Days

Time

Location

69482

001

Lec

TTH

1030-1120

LILY G401



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